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a significant winter storm is just hours away, when the first snow flakes will start to fall. i'm just looking forward to staying home. i'm okay with being snowed in. >> bracing for of the worst. how motorists and snow crews are getting ready for the big storm.
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don't wait another minute. if you need to stock up what you won't find at the gross hy store this morning. -- grocery store this morning. because it's friday, means it is your turn to talk with us on our facebook page about anything you want. now you can do that, of course, all week long, but on fridays we read back what it is that you said to us, whatever stories that we covered this week that you liked or didn't like, what is going on in your neighborhood, anything you want to talk about, let us know and your response could air in our facebook feedback segment. as if you couldn't guess, a lot of people talking about today, about snow. we want to start the weekend right inspite of that snow. the first two fans to post our code work on our facebook wall
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will win a great prize. we will reveal our code word later this morning. stay tuned to win. go to facebook fox baltimore to become a fan. that snow is going to come our way, it's supposed to start later this morning but many area schools are taking action. allegheny county, charles county, garrett county and st. mary schools have decided to close for the day. anne arundel county, baltimore county, harford county, montgomery and washington county schools are or closing , they're closing their doors two hours early so kids can get out of there and get home. cacaroline and carroll county schools are getting dismissed two hours early. baltimore he city, and prince george county, frederick county
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schools will close three hours early and cecil county schools are closing at 1:00. that's a big list with lots of different times. just remember whenever severe weather hits tune in to fox 45 morning news, because our ticker will have all of that information and the departures and traffic conditions. the ticker update automatically and even runs during commercials. steve fertig is here with a look at the weather that everybody is talking about and keeping an eye on it. we are talking about closing doors. everybody wants to close doors to mother nature. you will love the snow and in which case we have sky watch radar with snow on the place. moisture moves in for later this morning for the southern counties. for the northern counties late morning early afternoon to start to see things pick up a little bit. picking up in intensity by this evening is overnight especially. you see rain to the south where it's green in north carolina but as it moves into the colder air
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it turns into snow. we should be left with 18-25 inches of snow on the west side of the chesapeake about 12 to 18 inches of snow. 6 or more inches of snow as you go further south in the eastern shore with sleet mixing in for the start of this event. we will let you know exactly how much you will end up with a total and when those totals come in as far as what time of day you see the most in just a few minutes. right now here is candace dold with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. due to the impending weather conditions we do have trouble to talk about on amtrak this morning. all of the service from baltimore to philadelphia, this corridor is a-okay, but most service south from washington d.c. is completely canceled. we will continue to keep up-to-date if we get any other information but that is the unfortunate reality right now. also, we need to talk about the mta buses, the commuter bus service in the afternoon is running 3 hours early today, so
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keep that in mind. and then there's trouble on the rails, the marx train camden line, train 852 is canceled, on brunswick, train 857 is canceled as well. extra trains will be making stops but just expect major delays. now we do want to talk about the roadways of course, and show you what is happening out there. here is 95 moving at 395, you can see the pace is already picking up there especially on the southbound lanes heading down toward the beltway for the entire southbound stretch from the fort mchenry tunnel heading to 695, looking at an 8 minute clip, bief mile 55 miles. that's a look at the morning commute. patrice, back over to you. with a major winter blast expected to hit just hours from now, road crews are already in full swing preparing to keep up with mother nature. megan gilliland is live at the baltimore city falls road salt yard with more on the strategy of how you keep up with the
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storm that is coming and coming. mounds of snow we are talking about. >> reporter: we're talking about a lot of snow. good morning, patrice, we're inside of the salt yard. the gate opened at 5:45 and take a look behind me. the dome is full, entirely full with salt. we are told over the next few days, they're going to use all of it, every last grain inside of this dome to make sure that our roadways are safe. this morning the calm before the storm. there are no trucks in here right now. we are told the crews are at home resting right now preparing for 12 hour shifts that will be beginning in just a few hours here. they got a big job ahead of them. we're talking about a major operation here this morning in the city over 300 workers will be out in full force. now their top priority is going to be the primary roads first. across our region, plow trucks are already loaded with salt and strategically located around. officials are gathering at emergency operations centers staring the storm in the eye. a lot of work to be done today
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and there's even something you can do. >> don't go out. if you don't absolutely have to go out, i mean, that is a major, major help to the plows that they can get to the streets because there's not a lot of cars in the way, we can get the job done the way we want to get it done. >> reporter: now if you have to go out, aaa has 5 tips for you. number one dress as if you were going to be stranded. take a blanket, bring food and water, good idea to throw in a flashlight as well. if you are going to have to go and heat your car, make sure your garage door is open before starting the car. make sure that you have scrapers and shovels in your car, there will be snow piling up around you. check your antifreeze and never power hot water on anti lock or windows that are frozen that could cause them to crack.
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all of those tips are at our website at foxbaltimore.com. be careful and stay safe. we will stay here a while longer and talk to crews as they begin their day this morning to battle mother nature. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. you may also want to hit the grocery store, sooner rather than later. look at those pictures, chris from cockeysville sent us the pictures from the wal-mart there. he took them around midnight as you can see everything is pretty empty, except for the aisles. the bread aisle was bare and the milk was gone. there was menty of othe plenty . the wal-mart had extra check outlines so people could get out relatively quickly. how do the stores look like today. joel d smith is live at santoni's to see how people are preparing. you know that we all have a list
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to prepare. >> reporter: you always have a list. hopefully you won't need any of this stuff. they still have winter supplies like that. that is fine. if you need potato chips, that is something else you might consider getting your order in quick. look at the potato chips that has been slammed. people are shopping for the winter storm and the super bowl. you just got off of work and what are you preparing, the snow or the super bowl. tomorrow there may be a -- slammed, some people are preparing for the super bowl. >> it's still early. i got a time to get back out to shop for the super bowl. >> reporter: you got bad news. >> yes, i did. i got to work the day of the super bowl. >> reporter: why? >> i got to make the bread. >> reporter: when you're making the bread. you're going to make more dough.
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>> definitely making a lot of dough. >> reporter: we will be working with you. get some sleep and is get some rest and enjoy the snow if you can. >> watch it come down. you guys have a good day. >> reporter: very good. they're making the best of it if they can but trying to stock up. the supplies are coming in now. this should not be like the images we saw before with the empty aisles. they ordered extra for the days ahead knowing that today would be like this. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. whenever that storm hits your neighborhood, be sure to send your pictures to fox 45. you can up load your photos and video at fox 45. just go to foxbaltimore.com and click at shoot, it, city it and send it i-- shoot, it see, it and send it icon. may be the first one to congratulate you. >> stephanie raul rawlings-blaks sworn into office, just after she have addiction on was
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sentenced in her trial. she held her first meeting and her first priority will be tackling the city's $127 million deficit. coming up how you could use your bod hey to creat body to cf art. water vapor imagery shows us the dark, the dark areas means a lot of moisture and it's head ad into real cold
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be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. forget paint brushes and paper, you can use all kinds of
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canvass to create art including your body. the tattoo convention is in town and the enigma is joining us this morning for the hometown hot spot. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> you are the best advertising that a tattoo person can ask for. look at you. >> here i am at the sheraton at the 101 and i got to tell you, man, it's going to be amazing. every day a show. we got all of these excellent performers from around the world, the artist from around the world coming in here to do tattoos on people here locally. it's going to be phenomenally. >> you are a puzzle. i see, you are all ta toda tattn puzzles, i get it. >> i puzzle a lot of people. >> let me ask you, you're one of the performers, not only are you showing off your tattoo artwork, but you're one of the performers at the convention? >> yes.
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>> what are you going to be doing for people? >> right now i'm going to be swallowing the sword. >> that sounds as scary as the tattoos, oh, my gosh! wow! >> that's right. we got roger naga who will be doing some performing stuff. we have of course, the penguin boy part a of the freak king and troy. >> you know what, i know you have a lot going on. i can't take more right now. i'm overwhelmed. he we are going to check in with -- we are going to check in with you guys throughout the morning. don't go anywhere. >> the tattoo art convention is at the sheraton baltimore city center hotel at west fayette street today through sunday. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning. and stephen, if it wasn't for the snow, i was on my way.
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sometimes we can be puzzled in the weather center but not today. we're pretty sure about this one. winter storm warning? place for the entire state of maryland that is from 10:00 a.m. this morning to 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. there's a blizzard warning for the southern part of new jersey and southern part of delaware where the winds will be strong. they may see less snow than we do, because of the winds being stronger, it may be worse even there. in the meantime we are talking about significant snow. the winds have picked up a tad here. we expect the winds to pick up 10-15 miles per hour. during the day not too bad as you can plainly see. we are looking at the sky watch radar which is indicating snow in a couple of spots. looking a the eastern shore, there could be a little bit of sleet before it changes to plain snow. no stations reporting anything reaching the ground quite in d.c. the evidence of what appears to be some snow but taking a little bit of time before it moves in for later in the day. as you take a scan you can see down to the south and east a lot
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of moisture in hour direction and thunderstorms in the gulf coast direction. for us, it's all of that snow that is coming our way and picking up in intensity the more we move into the latter part of the day and overnight. the high pressure moves in for later this morning for the southern counties as in the afternoon for the central counties. we will continue to watch the move more easterly today so it's going to take more of a west to east track. we thought it would take more of an east track. that will increase totals for some of you that are in the eastern shore compared to what we were thinking yesterday. still the heaviest snow expect to be to the west where we will see as much as 18 to 25 inches of snow on the west side of the chesapeake bay. 12-18 inches with 6 inches or more for the southern part of the eastern shore. as far as temperatures go, we're in the 30s this morning. low 30s for the most part and won't climb a whole lot from there. eastern shore getting to
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6-8 inches with one inch during the day on the eastern shore. 3-4 inches during the day and tonight we pick up the more intense snow and we add to the totals quite a bit. for the southern part of the state 3-6 inches of snow. there's the 8-12 additional itches for tonight and over night. 27 for the overnight low, and we add another 4-7 tomorrow. and 29 degrees on sunday, part hely cloudy, 32 on monday -- partly cloud and 32 on monday. more snow possible for monday into wednesday but not as intense a storm and 37 degrees by your thursday. sky watch weather is available at your finger tips. can you use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track the incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you know when the snow is over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. here is candace dold with the track edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve.
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the impending winter weather is taking a toll on the raise. -- rails. in fact the amtrak service from washington d.c. has been canceled this morning. we will continue to keep you up-to-date on that one and whatever else we get into our newsroom because there's a lot of information. the mta buses, the commuter buses in the afternoon are going to be running three hours early. keep your eyes peeled for that bus this afternoon. marx train camden line train 852 is canceled and marx train brunswick line, train 857 is canceled. there's extra trains that are running to accommodate passengers, but expect major delays out on the rails today. as for what is happening on the roads, well, let's check on speeds. right now at 65 miles per hour at 95 at 395, 59 and 58 on the west side of the beltway, not too many complaints as of yet. we do have a new traffic pattern to talk about and it's all because of road work that does take out that left turn lane
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from southbound charles street on to the inner loop side of 695. to get around all of this you will want to go to the balon avenue roundabout and take it up to york road and eventually get back on the beltway. checking on 83 moving through the area, checking it on the northbound southbound stretch, moving conditions on the southbound lanes approaching the 695 exit. once you finally do get on the beltway moving through pikesville right now. we can show the area at greenspring avenue, cars are starting to filter in, no delays, though. that's a look at morning travels, patrice, back over to you. thank you, candace. coming up president obama asked congress to change gears this year. >> we're dedicating this year to a lot of things but our number one emphasis is creating jobs. why
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the $787 billion stimulus package was supposed to create as many as 3 million jobs. in the last quarter of 2009, 600,000 jobs were created. some are questioning whether that is true or whether the jobs would have been there without the billion dollars bail out. armstrong williams joins us for the washington wrap. good morning, armstrong. >> reporter: good morning, patrice.
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>> what is up with the numbers, are there new jobs being created as a result of this stimulus or jobs that have been saved because of it? >> the admnistration reported that in 2009 in the last quarter that over 60 600,000 jobs are created from the stimulus money. and the question is whether or not those jobs would have existed without the money. the obama admnistration went back to redo their numbers and they came back with different numbers. then the people that received the stimulus money that were supposed to create the jobs they had the systems in place that were supposed to report exactly where the jobs were created and how to the economy was being stimulated. when the people started looking at the numbers, they were looking at jobs that were created. they are were looking at situations where jobs were lost and situations where the jobs may have been created by the stimulus money, but there was no clear indication that as many jobs as the admnistration has
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indicated was created by the stimulus money. they did without any fanfare and a low key manner. vice president joe biden made a statement but the "new york times," got a big story on the fact that what they are reporting and what is indicated is not the case. >> i'm sorry. >> so it's not that there aren't jobs being created but there needs to be a better standard of how it's measured so we get a better idea of how much impact the syste stimulus money is hav. >> reporter: the issue is whether the jobs would have been lost without the syste stimulus. the stimulus money was sent to state governments and many used the money to make up for their short falls. what has happened is that many of them have not been able to report any jobdz tha jobs that n created. it's becoming a sticking news.
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a report of where the jobs were created. i got it tell you something, they could find not one of these places that created jobs. when you're talking about a job creation bill, people are asking how is the stimulus money creating jobs? it's slow and it's being bogged down with the by u beurre beurr. it now requires 1 or 2 people. i know that people do it. i don't know how they can examine this that technology has displaced 1 million workers in this economy. >> armstrong, i have a feeling you're always going to have a job, though. have a good weekend and try to make it through all of the snow. >> reporter: i'm on my way to the super bowl. >> we don't want to hear that. have a good time. if you are trying to make it out in the snow, there's movies opening that you might want to
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see. how john travolta is feeling a little like jack bauer in his new movie that is coming up in the low down. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith, in east baltimore whether it's because of the super bowl or the snow we already have lines at the grocery store, yes, even this early. up next i will tell you how they're restocking the shelves. and hours away from the major winter storm how road crews are preparing to keep up with mother na
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 6:30 is the time. i'm patrice harris. it is friday and this weekend that means a lot of things, but first of all it means that it's your turn to talk with us on our facebook page about anything you want. what stories have we covered this week that you liked or didn't like. what is going on in your neighborhood, a story you want to tell us. just let us know and your response could air on our facebook feedback segment. already we are getting a lot of people talking about snow. we want to start the weekend off right. the first two fox 45 fans to post our code word at our facebook wall, will win a great prize. we will reveal that code word later this morning. be sure to stay tuned for your chance to win. and go to facebook fox
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baltimore.com to become a fan. a winter blast is headed our way. it's expected to start later this morning but many area schools are taking action. here is a list of schools that have closed for the day, allegheny county, charles county, st. mary's county schools have already closed for the day. these are the districts that are closing two hours early so the kids can get out and get home safely. anne arundel county, baltimore county, harford county, montgomery and washington county schools all closing two hours early today. caroline and carroll county schools are being dismissed two hours and 45 minutes early. closing 3 hours early today, baltimore city, howard and prince george's counties. frederick county schools will close 3 and early today and cecil county schools are shutting their doors at 1:00. remember, whenever severe weather hits, tune in to fox 45 morning news, our morning news ticker have all the latest
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information, the closings, the delays, the traffic conditions and since that list is ever changing and there was a lot of information we gave you this morning. that ticker is going to be your best friend. it update automatically and it even runs during commercials. and fox 45 morning news will have special coverage of the winter blast tomorrow morning. tune in starting at 6:00 a.m. and we're going to stay on the air until 1 in the afternoon making sure we bring you the latest on the forecast, the conditions on the roadways and the closings and delays. steve will be here along with a whole bunch of other folks with all of that information. it will be a good time. it's snow, you can't go anywhere. you might as well be here talking about having a good time. and patrice, this is what we're talking about in the weather center, a winter storm warning in place from 10:00 a.m. this morning all the way through 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. that is why we have the extended coverage coming your way. blizzard warning for the southern part of the delaware and the eastern part of new
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jersey too, where the winds will be strong but the totals won't be as much in terms of the snow. snow is on the way later this morning for the central counties in the morning and into the afternoon getting more intense as we move through tonight. here is a look at what we are expecting, 18-20 inches of snow. 12-18 as we come to the part of the east bay. and farther south as you head south and east. i will get you the details as far as when it moves in here and easternest in a little bit. here is candace dold with the track edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. with the imimpending weather conditions we have trouble on the amtrak. most service south of d.c. has already been completely canceled. south of hr d.c.s. where what yu need to be aware of. the buses are going to pick up passengers three hours early
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this afternoon. the marx train, train 852 is canceled and on the brunswick train 857 is canceled. the good news is extra trains will be running but major delays are expected there. let's talk about the roads and show you what the scene looks like on the beltway moving in har toureharford road. it's picking up inner and outer loop lanes moving through towson. that is a look at the morning commute, patrice, back over to you. we are just hours away from what will be a major winter storm. road crews spent all of yesterday preparing and today it's show time. megan gilliland joins us live at the baltimore falls road salt yard with more what they have to do. i see the mounds mind you -- behind you. i wonder how much they are going to go through with the storm. >> reporter: they have this entirely filled to the rim the roof of this building and they
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are going to go through all of it. there was not much salt left in hereafter the earlier storm and throughout the week they have filled it in here. right now it's calm here. it's the calm before the storm, but we are expecting the crews to wake-up from their long rest and prepare for what could be a long weekend for them. in addition to all of the road situations that have are going. we have ed mcdonough here with me and you guys are busy, busy. >> we have had conference calls the last two days with all of the local emergency managers around the state, the national weather service and our department state ages. we will have -- agency. we will have another one at 11:00 to find out if there's any needs that the managers anticipate. >> reporter: it's recommended that people stay home if they can. what else can folks watching what can they do to make sure they're safe. >> i guess there's been a big run at the grocery stores. if you don't have the essentials to get through the weekend at
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home, make sure you have them. this snow may be heavier than the december he snow whic snow s powdery. there's a possibility of more power outages. and trees down. prepared in case you lose power, especially if you have electric heat. make sure that you have plenty of water and necessities for the weekend at the house. >> reporter: ed thank you so much for coming out this morning. we have more winter weather tips at our weather site. it's foxbaltimore.com. stay safe, patrice if you can. live in north baltimore. fox 45 morning news. for people would don't stay home because they have to hit the grocery store, you might want to do it sooner than later. megan from canton sent us pictures. this was early yesterday afternoon and the store was packed. later at the same store, melinda took a picture showing that the aisles were even more crowded. now we can only hope that things will look a little better at
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grocery stores later this morning but that might not actually be the case because people are stock up for the storm -- stocking up for the store and the super bowl. that makes you wonder if people are going to be able to keep up with all of these people. joel is live at santoi's, what are you twirling there. >> reporter: i got a snow shovel. i got it figured out. you twirl the shovel to pick up all of the food. how are you doing this morning. >> fine, thank you. >> reporter: are you getting ready for the snow or the super bowl. >> i'm getting ready for both. i'm trying to beat the snow and prepare myself for the super bowl. >> reporter: it's very early. did you come out early on purpose. you know what is going to happen today? >> yes. it's going to snow very hard today. >> reporter: and it's going to be tough to keep up. they have the new milk in here
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and it's pretty rough in here. does it get crazy during the winter. everybody gets crazy when they snow thknow the snow is coming. >> they come and spend all of their money and then it don't snow so they're broke. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, i know that i can get all of that list together and i can haul it all using the shovel. >> it's interesting that the people go for the comfort foods. you are not talking about a run on the seafood aisle or the deli counter. you're talking. >> reporter: there's plenty of salad dressing here. that's not a problem. i know what you're saying. they did double up their orders so they will have plenty here for at least today. tomorrow could be another challenge for them. >> you are going to have to take us down the toilet paper aisle. that's another place that people make a run for it, literally. >> reporter: we will keep an eye on it. coming up congress works on
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ma'ahammering out a plan to get people back to work. you're taking a live look at the beltway 83, running reasonably well, but a new traffic pattern in the area will cause major co
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witwelcome back. 6:42 on this friday morning. we're checking out the winter storm warning in place for the entire state of maryland and points north and south as well. that is from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. a blizzard warning for the southern part of new jersey, where the winds will be strong up there, but the snow totals may not be as great. they may be dealing with more of a problem than we are even though we have the snow fall totals. we do expect it to get windier later in the day. by this evening, 15-25-mile-an-hour winds gusting to 40. that will create blowing snow as well, not a good scenario. sky watch hd radar, indicating snow trying to move out of the d.c. area, but no reporting sites showing us anything of the kind falling there. we check out to the south and east, we have sleet falling there as well, but no sites or weather sites reporting anything
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reaching the ground quite yet. it will, soon enough for the southern counties. it will move in this morning by probably, 9, 10:00 a.m. and for the northern counties as soon as 10:00 or into the early afternoon as high pressures moves into the east. in comes the snow for this evening. that is when we expect the most intense snow come our way. notice the green on to the south. the low pressure center is taking more of an easterly jog now rather than up the coast. it still means we get significant snow out of it, because it doesn't affect cities as boston as much o. we get our share of snow, but it brings our share of h snow. this area in here is where we expect to see the most snow right there for tonight into tomorrow morning and how much snow you may be wondering. of course, we all are. 18-25 inches of snow is what we're expecting on the west side of the chesapeake bay. it's looking more clear like it should pan out pretty well.
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a foot to a foot 1/2 for the eastern shore. it's looking more than what we thought there. 6 or 8 inches for the eastern shore where sleet will be a factor as we get cold air into all of the layers of the atmosphere. 30 in salisbury, 33 in hagerstown, temperatures don't budge a whole lot today. 36 to the eastern shore. but the story is the snow on the way. an inch of snow for the daytime hours in the eastern shore. central part of the state, about 2-4 inches during the daytime hours and then we're going to talk about the increasing intensity for tonight that will add to the totals. back to the west, daytime totals only 3-6 inches with 30 degrees for the high temperature and tonight, 27 degrees, that is when we tack on the 8-12 inches additional snow and then probably another 4-8 inches beyond that for tomorrow morning before it tapers off into the afternoon. 30 degrees for tomorrow's high compared to today's 34. colder on sunday but a whole lot drier, partly cloudy. we have a couple of days to
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recuperate, and tuesday and wednesday and 37 degrees on your thursday with mostly cloudy skies. now, let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold. she has your traffic edge. >>i went to the grocery store yesterday and what a mess. because of the winter weather we do have to talk about the rails this morning and amtrak, in fact, most service south from washington d.c. has been been completely canceled for today. and that's not all. we also have trouble on the marx train camden line as well. train 852 is completely canceled and then on the brunswick line, train 857 is canceled as well. now there are extra trains that will be running on the marx train, but unfortunately this is going to cause major delays. and then the mta buses, that's affected as well. the commuter bus service in fact, in the afternoon, you will find your buses running three hours early this afternoon. now let's talk about the roads, of course. heading out oat roadways, we are
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look at the actual speeds. so far not bad, 59 miles per hour traveling through catonsville. 55 on the west side of the beltway at security boulevard. we do have a new traffic pat terp that we need to talk about. it's right near towson in fact, road work completely shutting down the left turn lane from southbound charles street on to the inner loop direction of 695. you can get all around this, but it's going to be a mess there. just use the roundabout at belon up to york road and eventually up to the belt away. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, let's turn it over to you. candace, thank you. we want to let you know that fox 45 morning news will have special coverage of the winter blast tomorrow morning. tune in starting at 6:00 a.m. and we will stay on the air until 1:00 in the afternoon bringing you the latest on the forecast. the conditions on the roadways and all the closings and he delays -- and delays, so make sure you tune in. still ahead if you make it
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out through the snow, there's movies hitting threaters. two weeks for me to fall in love with you. >> a sneak peak of the new films coming up in the low down. we're dedicating this year to a lot of things but our number 1 emphasis will be creating jobs. president obama asks for a job bill from
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unemployment is in double digits. while most lawmakers agree that getting people back to work is job number one, how to make that happen is a matter of debate between democrats and republicans. the senate is set to yo unveil a job package next week. and elijah cummings is here this week. before we start talking about
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unemployment, there's a big storm coming this weekend and you have an event that is going to be postponed. >> we were going to have our foreclosure prevention tomorrow, and because of the snow we are not going to be able to do it. we have rescheduled for wood lawn high school starting the 20th of this month. we will be getting out the announcements. >> people definitely need that kind of help and people need jobs. and the president said he wants to get the job package moving. how do you begin to make that happen? >> the house has passed a jobs package and the senate leader, harry reed and the leadership, announced yesterday that they will be introducing a job package come this week. >> right. >> and our package is one where that sort of coincides with the president's. we are reducing taxes for those businesses that create new jobs, because you want to incentiveize
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small businesses because the majority of new jobs come from small businesses to not only create new jobs but to lift up wages. the other thing that we have done which would could inside with -- coincide with the president, but the idea of taking money from the tarp that has been paid by the banks and passing it on to community banks. community banks like the harbor banking in baltimore and many of those, didn't get caught up in this mess with regard to these risky loans. and so we want to get money to those community banks and allow them to make loans to small businesses. a lot of small businesses can't get to work, they don't have the money to do the work. >> let me ask you about the small businesses and the tax breaks. what do you say to the business owner who you say, it's not enough or worth it to me, because it's going to cost me more to hire that person and pay that person for a full year versus the tax incentive we are
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going to get. >> we figure that there's some people who may be on the brisk of hiring and they're saying, you know if i had a little bit more of support from here or there that we could do it. those are the people that we are really aiming at. >> all right. sounds good. congressman, thank you so much. >> always working, a businessy -- a busy man. food is flying off the shelves ahead of the incoming snowstorm. what you will probably not find if you still need to head out to the store. john travolta is feeling a little like jack bauer these days. we are checking out his
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>>some action and some romance hits threaters this weekend and of course, you all will be snowed so you better be real excited about these films if you get out and see them. candace dold has more on the low down. you will have to want to see a movie if you get out there. >> that's true. john that volum travolta had a d downs. he received good reviews from the taking the pelhan1, 2, and 3 and he also made old dogs. the theme follows a paris local who dreams of an action packed as a ciia agent. he is thrilled when he finally gets his shot, that is until he meets his partner charlie whack played by john travolta,. >> because he does such a good job at what he does, he can afford to be unethical. >> reporter: a few days with
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charlie, you would want a desk job, too. >> as long as it's well written and well directed, i love it. i have no interest in being in one that not well directed just for action sake. >> reporter: he must have thought this was a great film to be in because he went the whole 9 yards with a lot of his stunts. >> i giggle because you should be winding down at my age not winding up. >> reporter: from paris with love is rated r. it's the movie not taking place in paris. that is the romantic drama this weekend. >> two weeks it took for me to fall in love with you. >> reporter: dear john the relationship is tested as he reenlists for service. >> that's all that matters. you're all that matters to me. >> reporter: "dear john" is
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rated pg13. we're gearing up for a major winter blast but you can escape for a trip to paradise. we will preview the upcoming couple's retreat coming up monday. a dv disorks thdvd on the c, i'm all for it. fox 45 wants to have you get back to work. coming up things you probably never even considered. and we have now hours away from a major winter storm. i'm megan gilliland, how road crews plan to use all of this salt and get it out on the roads in time to make it safe for you. that is coming up. >> reporter: from ice scrapers to potato chips, the grocery store is a place to be right now. even this early thing are crazy. better get in line
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next on fox 45 morning news. a significant winter storm is just hours away, when the first snow flakes will start to fall. i'm just looking forward to staying home. i'm okay with being snowed in. bracing for the worst. how snow road crews are getting ready for the big storm. if you need to stock up, what you won't find at the grocery store this morning.
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good morning. it's friday, february 5th. i'm patrice harris. and boy, does it feel like a friday around here and we got a big, big weekend ahead of us. but first, because it's friday, we have a new thing and it means that it's your chance to talk to us on our facebook page about anything you want. what stories have we covered this week that you liked or did not like. what is going on in your neighborhood? what do you think about the snow. anything you want to talk about. let us know and your response could air in our facebook feedback seg men. we want to start the weekend off right. the first two fans to post the code word at our facebook wall. and today's code word is snowstorm. go to facebook.com/baltimore to
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become a fan. i bet you don't know why he picked the code -- why we picked the word snowstorm. because we have a snowstorm. these are the school districts that have closed for the day. allegheny county, charles county, san st. mary's county schools have decided to close. anne arundel county, harford county, montgomery and washington county schools have decided to close two hours early. carroll county and montgomery county -- and closing two hours early, baltimore city, howard and prince george's schools. frederick county schools will close 3 1/2 hours early and he cecil county schools. and queen ann county schools are on the list, they will have a
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half day. just check out the ticker page. whenever severe weather hits, check the ticker. that ticker has the closings, delays and traffic conditions. the ticker updates automatically and it even runs during commercials. because we know all of that snow is coming our way and you are going to want to he know what is -- to know what is going on out there. fox 45 morning news will have special coverage of the winter blast tomorrow morning. tune in at 6:00 a.m. and we will stay on the air until 1 in the afternoon bringing you the latest on the forecast, the conditions on the roadways, the closings, the delays, we will be talking to you on facebook. we will be taking your phone calls. all of that is happening tomorrow morning. make sure you stay tuned. i'm going to be here and steve is going to be here. and steve, everybody is going to be looking to you for the answers. the answers are becoming clearer as we move along here as you would expect, too. winter storm warning in effect from 10:00 a.m. this morning to
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10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. it's for the entire state. meanwhile there's a blizzard warning to show you the entire tarpart of new jersey where the winds may be strong but the snow may not be as much. moving points north later, 2-4 inches of snow during the daytime. then we add to that by about 8-12 inches with an additional 4 to 8 on top of that leaving us 18 to almost 25 inches of snow or maybe even a little bit more in spots. we will take a look at where those locations will be for the heaviest snow in just a few minutes. right now here is candace dold with the traffic edge. candace, it's coming. >> reporter: it is. today is the day, i guess. if you're heading out and hitting the razor the railroads. you need to listen up because the impending weather is causing issues with amtrak. most service south from washington d.c. has already been completely canceled today.
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and then, also some trouble on the marx train as well. on the camden line, train 852 has been canceled. then on the brunswick line, train 857 has been canceled as well. now extra trains will run, but again, be aware that it's going to cost you some extra time. as for mta buses, the commuter bus service in the afternoon is actually going to run 3 hours early. just keep your eyes peeled for that bus this afternoon. check out the roadways, 695 at liberty road not much to plane about, no snow and the cars are cruising along on the inner and outer loop lanes. from 795 running toward 95, running normal, 11 minutes at gyre automobilemiles per hour. that's a look at morning travels, patrice, back over to with a major winter blast expected to hit just hours from now, road crews are already in full swing preparing to keep up with mother nature.
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megan gilliland is live at the baltimore city falls road salt yard with more on what you keep up with mother nature. i think she has the advantage. >> reporter: i think that i am in the right spot here, patrice. the salt yard is open. it opened their gates at 5:45 is morning. i tell you what, they have this thing loaded to the rim here. you remember the last snowstorm this was completely empty. now they're stocked back up. the trucks have not yet arrived. many of the crew workers actually sleeping, resting because they have a very hectic weekend ahead of them, 12-hour chifts to begishifts to begin aa huge weekend ahead of them. over 300 workers will be out in full force. their top priority will be the primary roads first. across our region plow trucks are loaded with salt and strategically located all over place. state highway officials say they will be using a new weapon this
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year to battle mother nature today. >> don't go out if you don't absolutely have to go out. i mean, that is a major, major help to the plows. if they can get to the streets because there's not a lot of cars in the way, we can get the job done the way we want to get it done. >> reporter: now, if you do have to go out, aaa has 5 tips for you. check these out. number one, dress as if you are going to be stranded. ma teens take a blanket -- that means, take a blanket, have a water bottle and throw in a flashlight. if you go out to heat your car, make sure your garage door is open before starting to prevent the carbon monoxide from building up. make sure to pack the scrapers and the shovels in your car. there will be snow accumulating and never pour hot water on doors, locks and windows if they
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are freezing up, that could cause them to crack. check out all of those tips at our website. it's foxbaltimore.com. we talked to an official a while ago. they say they are preparing for this to be a historic event here this weekend. they are expecting the snow to be heavier. there could be more power outages out there across the region. make sure if you are not heading out, that you are prepared at home with the flash lights and food and water to last you through the weekend as well. live in baltimore, megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. you may want to hit the grocery store sooner rather than later. if you go later, that is what you will find. chris took the pictures from wal-mart at midnight. things were pretty bare except for all the people standing in line. there were a lot -- there was a lot of food until they got their hands on it. wal-mart opened up more registers so people could move through the lines and get out as quickly as they possibly could. so how are the gro grocery
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stores look today? joel d smith is live at santoni's with a look at how he they are appropriating. and compared to how that wal-mart looked, santoni's has plenty of food. >> reporter: up until 3:00 they were busy. it picked up around 5:30 and we have lines for sure. stephanie got here early enough that you didn't have to wait too long. are you getting ready for the supesuper bowl or the snow? >> both. i got some food for the super bowl. >> reporter: how long do you think you will be stuck and indoors? >> probably not long. my boyfriend has a four-wheel drive so i'm sure we will be out. >> reporter: given how busy they are right now do you think that people will be busy. >> i heard the stores were crazy
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yesterday and crazy this morning. i was surprised to see it so crowded this morning. >> reporter: super bowl here and we have been talking to the owner. they make a lot of money on the snow days. the challenge is getting people to and from work. obviously, they have to deal with the snow as well. this place has been opened all night long. they have been restocking throughout the morning. those empty aisles you saw at another location. it's not happening here. you know what people are buying, the milk, the meats. they know that they are going to be inside for a while and the super bowl, too. >> why do people he go for the o people go for the milk. do you drink milk in large amounts. why is that what you want in a snowstorm. why not juices or soda. >> reporter: it's a perishable. even though the sale by date is 10 days ahead, i guess people, think it's a perishable.
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i know i got a little guy, he goes through mil milk like it's crazy. >> that's understandable. when i go to the store that's not what i'm going for. it's interesting what people are trying to get their hands on. all right, joel. >> reporter: you got it. coming up the ink is flowing at this morning's hometown hot spot. get a taste of what you can expect at the baltimore tattoo convention. is that an act. >> it's a little girl. it looks uncomfortable as it might be for us later on today as the snow moves in. look for the snow to move into @
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it's art that gets our stamp of approval, the baltimore tattoo arts convention is in town. the enigma joins us live this morning with details for the hometown hot spot. and you have a lot going on there. let me ask you this, can people get tattoos at this convention? >> yes, they can. at the sheraton 101 west fayette, you can get tattoos from artist its around the worl. you know it. >> what is he getting on his leg and it's not painful. he doesn't look like he is
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bothered at all. >> it is our cat walter. he roams the neighborhood and he owns the neighborhood. >> and now he owns your left leg it looks like it. >> there's going to be a lot of performances and people. >> show devils, show devils. >> okay. here is my question, how do you know you can do that? what made you do that the first time to say, i can put a screwdriver up my nose, that is easy? >> what made you want to put a screwdriver up there, penguin? >> block head. >> he he is a block head. it's a traditional act. >> that's right here in america. >> all right. >> that decision. >> people -- tradition. >> people can see more of that this weekend. the baltimore tattoo's art convention is at the sheraton at
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west fayette street today through sunday. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning and no one was hurt in the making of this hot spot. some people handy with tools, and some people use them other way. the tool you want around, a shovel today probably because we are going to see plenty of snow coming your way. the winter storm warning the entire state of maryland under that warning from 10:00 a.m. today to 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. there's a winter storm warning in delaware. nevertheless they may have more of a problem because of the blowing snow and visibility he reduces. calm winds right now but we do expect the wind to pick up later on into the evening to about 15, 25 miles per hour gusting to 40 miles per hour and that will add to the mess that we are expecting in the way of snow. checking out the sky watch hd radar, that is the main concern the snow heading in our direction. it looks like there's snow or sleet falling already in the eastern shore, but that is not
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reaching the ground according to the weather stations that i have been looking at. you can see we have plenty of moisture headed in our direction. that is the reason for all of the high snow totals that we have been talking about potentially coming your way especially and into tomorrow. there will be snow before that. take a look at the future scan as the high pressure moving off to the east. the southern counties as early as 10:00 this morning and for the rest of us later this morning or early afternoon picking up in intensity and notice the green moving off to the east as it stays south indicating the warmer layer of air is. sleet is the possibility for the eastern shore but quickly turning into plain snow as if now it takes more of an easterly track rather than what we would were thinking a northeasterly rack. what we're looking is the snow being the heaviest right in here especially for the west side of the chesapeake bay. here is a look at the snow fall totals. we are expecting the heaviest snow being on the we have side of the chesapeake bay including baltimore county and further
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points west. we have up the totals northeast as we go to the northern part of the eastern shore, 12-18 inches. and six inches to the southern part of the eastern shore. we are looking again at a healthy dose of snow for tonight and into tomorrow especially. 39 degrees for the temperatures in baltimore. here is where we are headed. temperature is not the issue. it will be cold enough to snow. picking up an inch of he snow at th-- of snowfor the daytime hou. 34 degrees with 2-4 inches of snow by this afternoon. we should be picking up that amount and further points west look for as much as 3-6 inches of snow with a high temperature of 36 degrees. 27-degrees is when we add another 8-12 itches o12 inches d
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winds gusting higher. tomorrow 30 degrees we add another 4-8 inches of snow especially during the day. the flurries left over later in the day but improvement for later in the afternoon or evening especially into saturday. sunday 29 degrees a day to recover. 32 on monday, don't get too comfortable because there's more snow in the forecast for tuesday into wednesday. this wasn't as intense a deal. 37 degrees on your thursday. fox 45 sky watch weather is at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. you will want to do that with this yo one. interactive tools will let you see when rain or snow will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. >> reporter: this impending weather is causing problems already. in fact, we start with the amtrak. most service south from washington d.c. has already been
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canceled today. and that is not the only problem, either. talking about the marx train camden line right now, train 852 is canceled and then on the brunswick line train 857 has been canceled as well. now extra trains are making those stops, but unfortunately, it's going to leave us with major delays there. and then also, we need to talk about the mta buses, the commuter bus service. in fact, this afternoon, look out for the buses three hours early because that will be the new schedule for today. now let's talk about the roads and what is happening out there right now. so far not too bad. 57 miles per hour near catonsville and at 56 traveling the near the security exit. now we have a new traffic pattern that we need to tell you in towson, road work that completely shuts down the left-hand turn lane from southbound charles street on to the inner loop direction of 695. now you will want to use that roundabout, head up to balona
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avenue eventually up to york road and then you can get back on the beltway there. traveling on the beltway moving at har toure harford road. let's show you what that area looks like, so far not a bad ride, inner and outer loop lanes moving along and a lot of room between those cars. at pulaski highway, pretty empty inner and outer loop lanes are looking good, not
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benefit of going into an interview sharp and say this is what i'm doing right now engauged in my community. >> is that something that the employer would say this is somebody we want on board. >> employers want to see that you have initiative and you're always looking to advance yourself professionally. it shows a great work about your character. >> we are presenting a workshop. what will people find you. >> we are presenting a workshop on help others and help your resume. first we will highlight what the specific skill sets that you can expect to accomplish through volunteervolunteering. >> we will talk about to highlight your service experience in your resume to put that out tote employer and we will talk about resources and tools to find opportunities. >> you all want to do that. if someone wants to volunteer, they don't know where to do it, you can match the people and their desires with a good place
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attorney general eric holder is defending his decision to bring criminal charges against the christmas day bomber. he is cooperating with authorities but republicans are questioning how all of this is being handled. chris wallace is joining us this morning to take a look at the issue. good morning, chris. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. >> what is the feeling in washington? why are there so many concerns about what is going on with this christmas day bomber. because he was interrogating for 50 minutes and was cooperating. then they allowed him to get some treatment. obviously he had burns in his crotch area. when they resumed interrogation, they read him his mi miranda ris
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>>welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 7:31 is the time. i'm patrice harris. it's friday and that means it's your turn to sound off on our face book page about anything you want. what stories have we covered this week that you liked or didn't like. what is going on in your neighborhood? let us know what is on your mind and your comments would be on our facebook feedback segment. go to facebook fox baltimore to become a fan. a winter blast is headed our way. it's supposed to tart lay -- start later this morning but many area schools are taking precautions. take a look at the lists. allegheny county schools, charles county, and st. mary's county schools have decided to close for the day. the following school districts are closing two hours early to get the kids out and home before the big part of the storm hits.
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anne arundel county, and washington county schools are closing two hours early today. and caroline and carroll county are being dismissed 2 hours and 30 minutes early. baltimore city and howard county closing 3 hours early. and see cel cecil county schoole closing at 1:00. queen ann county schools have o- are on the list and they have a half day. whenever there's severe weather be sure to tune to us here on fox 45 morning news because our morning ticker has the school closings, delays and traffic conditions. the ticker updates automatically and it runs through commercials. you always have the information at your finger tips. because there's such a big storm fox 45 morning news will have special coverage of the winter blast tomorrow morning. tune in starting at 6:00 a.m.
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and we're going to stay on the air until 1 in the afternoon bringing you the latest on the forecast, the conditions on the roadways and the latest. you stay home and relax and we will fill you in on what is going on. better you home safe and will be out there telling you what is going on. meteorologist steve fertig will lead the charge for the weekend. let's go. winter storm warning in place for this morning 10:00 a.m. to tomorrow night 10:00 p.m. we have a blizzard warning for the southern part of delaware and eastern part of new jersey. that is where the real problems could be with the stronger winds there, even though there will be less snow amounts. with regard to the snow totals, 2-4 inches expected today. it will begin at 10:00 a.m. or give or take an hour depending on where you are, the southern part of the state starting earlier. 8-12 inches of snow tonight and overnight with an additional
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4-8 inches. and tomorrow tapering off, in the afternoon 18-25 inches. we will take a look at what that snowstorm is coming up in a next. here is the traffic report. >> reporter: amtrak service is already seeing disruptions. most service south from washington d.c. has already been completely canceled there. as for the baltimore, philadelphia corridor, we don't have any incidents to report there. we will keep our fingers crossed and keep you up-to-date, of course. the marx train camden line is affected as well. right now train 85 852 852 is cd on the brunswick line train 857 is canceled. they have additional trains but it's going to cause extra delays. the commuter services in the afternoon, those buses will run 3 hours earlier than the regular
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schedule. as to the roadways what is happening right now. let's check 895 and 95, the coast is clear on the southbound and the northbound stretch toward the beltway. the entire southbound stretch from the fort mchenry tunnel toward the beltway looking good 8 minutes at 55 miles per hour. crystal clear on southbound 895 as well from the harbor tunnel toward 95, 9 minutes and 55 miles per hour. now as for the west side of the beltway, the usually dreaded area, not so much this morning. 54 miles per hour with an 11-minute ride from 795 all the way down toward 95. that is a look at your morning travels. patrice, back over to you. we are just a few hours away from what will be a major winter storm. road crews spent all of yesterday preparing and today it's time to put it all in action. megan gilliland is live at baltimore h city salt yard with
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more about on how you stay ahead of a storm this big. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, so far so good. no snow flakes to talk about yet. as soon as the first snow flake falls, this place is going to be packed. take a look behind me. they have all of the salt they need. this dome filled to the top here. we are told that right now the crews are actually at home resting up waiting for the snow to fall. once that starts happening, they're going to be busy working 12-hour shifts, long, long weekend, almost throughout this entire storm here. it's a very big job. we're talking about a major operation. just in the city over 300 workers out in full force. their top priority is going to be the primary roads first. across the region plow trucks are loaded with the salt and vat tegcall--strategically located . officials are gathering at operation centers staring this storm? the eye. >> the storm will be heavier so there may be more power outages.
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this is a storm that could be of historic proportions we are told bit weather folks. if you don't have to go out tomorrow. we know that people have to get home from school and work. if you don't have to get on the roads stay off the roads and let the highway crews keep them clear. >> reporter: aaa has 5 tips. dress as if you are going to be stranded. that means taking a blanket, food, water bottle, throw in the flashlight as well. if you're going to go out and heat up your car, make sure your garage door is open before starting your car to prevent carbon monoxide by from building up. make sure you pack your shovels and scrapessers in your car. never power hot water on the doors and windows that have frozen. it could cause them to crack. you don't want that. to check out the tips go to foxbaltimore.com. meanwhile we will keep an eye on
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things and i will let you know when the trucks will start filling up. i let you see the first signs of the snow. i'm megan gilliland. fox 45 morning news. if you haven't already, you may want to hit the grocery store sooner rather than later. megan from canton sent us these pictures from a safeway there. that was early yesterday afternoon and the store was already packed. later at that same store melinda took some pictures and we saw that the aisles were more crowd. we can only hope that the things will look better at the grocery stores, but that is not the case because people are not just stocking up for the storm but the super bowl this week. joel d smith is live at the santoni's, you do have to have a super bowl. i understand why people are at the stores rorks i figure. >> reporter: i figured out the question earlier, if you lose power, you can do cereal.
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it's easy. i found out the reason for the serial. this is -- cereal. this is busy for 7:00 in the morning. >> we have a shot online order santoni's and we have maxed out our delivery slots. we have 30 orders and we're trying to get those out as soon as we can before the roads get too bad. >> reporter: you have the truck coming in tonight at what time? >> it's due at 11:00, but we are going to try to get it in by 9:00. 1200 pieces which is double our normal size order. >> reporter: you see right there. yes you got to get the snow shovel. we only have three of those left in the entire place. a little bit of both, super bowl stock up and snow stock up as well. >> you were talking earlier about the people who work there. they have to get home and get out at sm some point.
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at the gos grocery store, it mit be best. they have all of the food there. >> reporter: everybody wants to get home and get some sleep and enjoy it if they can. they're counting on mass transit as well. getting anywhere is tough especially for the folks that want to help other people and get them their groceries, too. >> we're doing marathon snow coverage tomorrow. you will be here, and all of us will be here. we need to stock up. bring whatever you think we need, goodies. >> reporter: shend m send me k and i will bring it all. baltimore has a new mayor. >> mayor you have been dully sworn. may i be the first to congratulate. >> stephanie rawlg blake was r s sworn in. she held her first cabinet
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meeting and said her first priority will be tackling the city's $27 million deficit. coming up any topics weighing on your mind? did any news stories grab your attention this week? let us know and you might see your response on air. >> reporter: we are checking on the 83 at the beltway this morning. it looks pretty calm but a new traffic pattern in the area will traffic pattern in the area will definitely cost you sometime. oh, no! yeah, oh, no, i got to go. oh, can you make that to-go? these days, nobody has time to get sick, but minute clinic makes it easy to get well. our nurse practitioners can diagnose and write prescriptions for everything from strep throat to sinus infections, with no appointment necessary, so you can feel better in no time. you guys want to go to the park? yeah! yeah! minute clinic -- the medical clinic inside cvs/pharmacy. find one near you at minuteclinic.com.
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7:44. getting closer to the snow making its way into your neighborhood. take a look. here is the winter storm warning in place for the entire state of maryland. that is from 10:00 a.m. this morning through tomorrow night at 10:00 p.m. it should be a whole lot less as we get into the part of tomorrow. a winter blizzard warning in delaware and new hampshire. we will get the heaviest snow totals. meanwhile the wind around here not too bad though they are expected to pick up. we call it a blizzard it needs to get to 35 miles per hour and be sustained as 35 miles per hour for a 3 hour period of
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time. we will see if this qualifies as it gets closer. right now you see what appears to be snow moving into the area and sleet in the southern part of the eastern shore but not reaching the ground according to the weather stations so far. we will keep an eye because as the atmosphere starts to saturate we begin to see the snow moving its way to the surface. in comes the snow later this morning and into the afternoon and especially i will tonight when it gets more intense. greens to the south where the warmer air is, plain rain there and it's moving off to the east. some of the rain is moving to the middle layers, perhaps. but the rest of us i think is going to start as snow and it will quickly turn over to snow this later morning and into the afternoon. you will see the intensity continuing. this track is going to the east and earlier than expected instead of coming up the coast. maybe boston gets away without having to deal with this. but we will have to deal with it.
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with the northeast flow, more of us as points west of the chesapeake bay get heavier doses than earlier expected. we have upped the totals. 8-25 inches of snow is what we are expecting on the west side of the chesapeake bay. on the eastside now looking at 12-18 inches of snow, down to the southern part of the west side of the chesapeake to the south 12-18 as well. 6 inches or more for the eastern shore where again, we get a little bit more in the way of sleet mixing in early on. otherwise, temperatures this morning, 35 degrees in baltimore the same for d.c. 35 in salisbury. hopefully you won't be out in this cold air because the snow is to follow shortly. you're looking at 1 inch of snow of snow during the daytime hour, i emphasize that because the snow will pick up through the evening. we could have 3-4 inches of snow and we will add to that tonight
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quite a bit. back to the west looking at a high. 3-6. and tonight we add 8-12 inches of snow on to the totals. 27 degrees for the overnight low with a 15-35-mile-an-hour wind as the winds pick up and gust higher. 30 degrees for tomorrow's high temperature with snow early on and maybe 4-8 inches additional to what i have just told you for the morning hours before it begins to taper off into the afternoon leaving us with the 18-25-inch total. 25 degrees for the high on sunday. partly cloudy, 32 on monday and more snow. more moves in tuesday, late in the day into wednesday. this time around i don't think it will be nearly as heavy as what is coming for the weekend. let's see what is happening on the roads with candace dold. she has the traffic edge, candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. this winter weather is causing problems already this morning on amtrak, in fact, most service south from washington d.c. has already been canceled. as far as the commute from
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baltimore to philadelphia, no major issues and we will continue to keep you abreast of that situation. now as for other areas, well, the marx train camden line is seeing problems as well. train 852 is canceled. on the brunswick line, train 8 given is canceled. the good news there is that they will be making extra stops those trains that are there. you will be at least be able to get through but it's going to be an extra heavy delay there. mta buses, the commuter bus service in the afternoon will be three hours early so make sure to watch out your bus later this afternoon. let's talk about the roads and what is happening right now. as for the actual speeds so far not too bad. 62 miles per hour on 95 moving through baltimore. 49 at the whitemarsh region and at 59 traveling on the top end of the beltway at parkville. we do have a new traffic pattern that we need to make you aware of. it's road work that completely blocks the left-hand turn lane from southbound charles street on to the inner loop direction
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of 695. now to get around all of this and go up to the roundabout, head on to balon and hop on to york road and eventually you can get on the beltway there. check out the region moving through pikesville at greenspring avenue. here it is a lot of cars coming do you want pike on the outer loop lanes, so far no brake lights to talk about. as you finally make the bend down to 795 at liberty road, so far not too bad.
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it is time for our facebook feedback segment. that is when you the viewers can talk with us on our facebook page about anything you want. so far we have had a lot of people commenting on the snow as you can probably imagine.
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we had mike saying he is waiting on the snow of the century. melissa says she is ready for the storm and the super bowl. she says, i got all of my stuff, my crock-pot and stuff for peking and all of my goodies for the super bowl. come on snow! william composed a tribute to the snow to the tribute of pants on the ground. snow on the groned traveling like a fool with the snow on the ground. look at you your car spinning round driving like a fool with the snow on the ground slow it down [ laughter ] >> william, we couldn't have said it better. >> dorel wanted to talk not about the snow, but about the new mayor. we have a new mayor and i'm upset because i don't know her pros and cons. >> shanka weighed in on the new mayor. looking forward to positive change for the city of
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baltimore. and tray is also optimistic. he said i think our city is becoming what it used to be charm city. >> thank you all for your comments. we always appreciate hearing from you guys. we do reread them here throughout the morning. earlier this morning we gave out a code word and the first two facebook fans post it win a prize. we had people write in immediately. these week winner's are ton heyy rodriguez. they won a copy of a movie. coming up later we picked three finalist and you voted. now find out which lucky couple won our wedding in a week contest. and we also want to he remind you that -- to remind you that the baltimore bridal show was
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originally scheduled for this weekend, but it has been postponed because of the snowstorm. the bridal show will now be held next weekend, february 13th and 14th at the baltimore convention center. 7:54 is the time. you are watching fox 45 morning news, all local all morning. hi everyone, we'r all-white meat,
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the countdown to kickoff is on. the indianapolis colts and the jets will be going head-to-head in the super bowl. the clever cleaver brothers are here to tell us what to eat for the big game. >> that's right. hey, baltimore we are glad to be here. we have a great recipe for the big game. steve and i call it cheesy crab dip. >> and we don't think you are cheesy. >> thank you, the man is hungry. >> all right, what are we doing. >> we are starting with a couple of tablespoons of butter. i'm going to start with shallots. >> what are we trying to end up with. >> a cheesy dip. >> don't look around. >> after 30 seconds of the shallots, we will put some sliced almonds. you can use any other nuts. >> you want to cook them until
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they are golden brown. >> that's right. when they turn a light golden brown. you don't want them too dark. they will get bitter. we will glaze them with exam -- any kind of champagne. and we will put in 10-ounces because you might have to loosen it up because yo it might get a little thick. >> i like that you are not wasting anything. >> wi'm adding two cups of shredded sh cheese, whatever you have in your refrigerator. >> flour technique to help thick he uthicken up the cheese. >> i will start whipping. >> i put in a quarter cup capacity of cream cheese. >> i think you guys take whatever is in refrigerator and dump it in there.
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>> sometimes that works. >> that's a good way to cook at home. see what you have available. >> i'm going to go with a little paprika. >> i do cook. >> whatever you got is good. >> i put in black pepper. >> it's starting to look like the finished product. >> we have hot sauce and we go with a couple of tablespoons of the cholula hot sauce. >> we call this the favorable fire. >> you see how that got thick and when it cools down, it gets thicker. i'm going to add the extra two ounces. >> keep it in the bin. >> most of it, anyway. >> i'm going to put in chopped chives and then we are going to put in maryland crab. we got some lumps we're going to put that in there. >> steve we are using the spoon to fold them. in and folks this is what it looks like. there's the finished plate right
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next on fox 45 morning news. a significant winter storm is just hours away. when the first snow flakes will start to fall. don't wait another minute if you need to stock up. what you won't find at the grocery store this morning. and they're getting married in one week. we reveal our wedding in a week wedding couple.
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good morning, its friday, february 5th. i'm patrice harris. it's a big friday around here. we have been talking about so much, the snow, the super bowl, but most importantly for a few folks here in our studio, love is in the air on fox 45. in just a few minutes, we will know who is getting married on our show one week from today. it's our wedding in a week contest brought to you by fox 45, wedding wire.comm and the baltimore prid bridal show. all this week we met the three couples. amanda and jason, antoine and tiara and kenya and andre. as you see they are here in the studio. we will talk with them in a little bit and then we will announce the winning couple later this hour. stay tuned to find out who wins. wedding if a week is sponsored by fox 45 wedding wire.com and
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the baltimore bridal show. here is a change for you, it was supposed to be here this weekend, but because of all the snow it has been postponed until next weekend, valentine's weekend february 13 and 14 at the baltimore convention center. we do have to talk about the snow as well, because that is the other huge story of the weekend. the winter blast is headed our way. it's supposed to start later this afternoon but many area schools are already taking action. here is a look at the list of all the things going on a cruet the various regions. allegheny county, charles county, garrett county and st. mary's county schools have decided to close for the day. the following school districts are closing two hours early, anne arundel county, baltimore county, harford county. montgomery county and washington county schools are closing two 1/2 hours early. carroll county schools are being
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dismissed two hours and 45 minutes early. now, closing three hours late today baltimore city, howard and prince george's county. frederick county schools will close 3 1/2 hours early. cecil county middle and high schools are closing at 1:00. the elementary schools in cecil county are closing at 2:00. and caroline and queen ann's county schools have half a day. again, that list is ever changing throughout this morning. and it's a big list with a lot of different times. be sure to take a look our ticker. wherever there's severe weather tune in to us here on fox 45 morning news. our news ticker has the latest closings and traffic delays and conditions. it update automatically and even runs during commercials. as we have been telling you all morning, this is such a significant snowstorm, fox 45 morning news will have special coverage of the winter blast tomorrow morning. make sure you tune in to us starting at 6:00 a.m. and we're going to stay on the air until
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about 1 in the afternoon bringing all the latest on the forecast, the conditions on the roadways and all the closings and delays, everything you need to know about the snow, of course, while you stay warm and kafortable icomfortable in your. meteorologist steve fertig is here and he is going to be aiz y man the next couple of days. >> reporter: we have a lost moisture coming from the south and east from the gulf. it's going to be bringing us the heavy snow and we have a winter storm warning for the entire state of maryland and north and south from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. even a blizzard warning for the southern part of delaware and the eastern part of new jersey. those folks will deal with stronger winds. those winds will pick up for us, too. cloudy skies and the temperatures are not changing a whole lot. that is hardly the matter. it's all this that snow will begin later this morning. by foon he w noon we will see it
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throughout the area. by 6:00 p.m., the intensity will pick up as well. we will talk about how much snow in a few minutes. right now candace dold has the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: this winter blast is causing problems out there, especially on the rails this morning. in fact for amtrak most service south from washington d.c. has already been canceled. now the good news is there are no major issues to talk about from baltimore all the way up toward philadelphia. so that is at least a glimmer of hope for you. now let's talk about other issues out there. the marx train camden line, train 852 has been canceled. on the brunswick line, train 857 has been canceled as well. there are trains running but again, just expect major delays. now for the mta buses, the commuter bus service in the afternoon is actually going to pick up passengers three hours early so keep your eyes out. that's a look at the morning
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travels, patrice, back over to you. with that major winter blast expected to hit just hours from now, road crews are already in full swing preparing to keep up with mother nature. megan gilliland is live at the baltimore falls road salt yard in north baltimore to tell us how do you stay on top of a storm like this. i see they got a lot of salt to help them in the process. >> reporter: they got a lot of snow, patrice. it's kind of an eerie feeling out here as we get close to the snowstorm. right now no snow falling, but you can hear behind me a lot going on at this hour. we have the first trucks that have come and loaded already. they are headed to the roads preparing. you can see, they have a lot of salt here to get them out and on the roads. it's a big job ahead of them. a major operation ahead of them. in the city there's going to be 300 workers out in full force. the top priority when they head out on the salt yard is going to be the primary roads first
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across the region. the plow trucks some of them are already loaded with salt and strategically located around. highway officials are going to be using a new weapon to battle mother nature today. >> these oshkosh, very large dump trucks that have a front plow and a side plow. that's a good reason never to pass a plow truck because you never know where the blades are. they could be covered in snow. we may have to bring them in the metro area depending on what happens. >> reporter: we talked to mima officials, they say if you don't have to leave your home stay home this weekend. stay inside. if you do have to leave, we have tips to keep you save that are on our website. check them out at foxbaltimore.com. meanwhile they are predicting this could be a historic storm. there could be heavy snow as well which could cause power out ages ages. outages. be prepared.
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some people have to get out there because they have to get to the gros grocery store. if that is you, you need to get out. yesterday the store was packed. and later at that same store, melinda took pictures showing us that the aisles were more crowded at that point. how do the grocery stores look today. joel d smith is live at santo's at east baltimore and this is it. >> reporter: that is why everybody is here. these are very busy aisles right now, very busy check outlines. people are getting ready for the super bowl, they're getting ready for the snow and they're buying up the place. we had some reserved food come in a little bit ago. there were el empty aisles, and people are gobbling it up. we are talking about bread. people are getting ready for pizza. that is packed. a lost soda and of course, what is underneath? underneath is the toilet paper
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right down here. that is what people are doing, preparing for worst or the best. we have had good attitude here, but either way, the grocery stores are making out this. as long as they don't have to give it back and lose the money in the last couple of days. they will do really well. people have been good about this, but it's busy so get out as soon as you can. live here in north baltimore, joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. coming up the countdown is on. we reveal the winner of a wedding in a week contest in a little over 30 minutes. weather stations not reporting any snow yet. it looks like there's snow aloft on the sky watch hd radar. if you see any snow flakes, let us know as soon as you see them at your neighborhood at
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forget paint brushes and paper, use your body, the baltimore tattoo arts convention is here and the enigma is joining us live with details for this morning's hometown hot spot. oh, my goodness. tell me he is cleaning out your ear. you are not being tattooed right now. >> yes, come on down. we have all the stunts and tattoos from around the world. >> you have a smile on your face while someone is digging a needle into your head, that doesn't hurt? >> actually, you know, when you got the best it's not a problem. >> she looks like she ought to be crying, though. she is eating fire. >> she loves it. >> dls there's a lot of entertainment along with the tattooing going along with the convention. thank you for joining us. this has been interesting for me. >> come on down at the sheraton. it's all hot here.
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>> the tattoo art convention center is at the sheraton hotel through sunday. for more information log on to foxbaltimore.com/morning and steve, i can see you with a little artwork. yeah. shall we say, these are trained professionals, do not try this at your home. a winter storm warning. take note of that. we have a lot of snow coming our way as you know by now we have been talking about it. a warning from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. the winds will be stronger even if the storm totals won't be as high with regard to snow amounts. not looking at a lot of winds but our winds will pick up tonight as we get 15-25--mile-an-hour winds gusting to 40 miles per hour. we're taking a look at the sky watch hd radar, as i was saying before the break, it appears that the snow is moving into the area but the atmosphere is not
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saturated so it's not reaching the ground. go to our facebook site and let us know as soon as you see any snow falling. you may see it even before the weather stations get it. we appreciate your help there. meanwhile d.c. seeing a little bit of activity starting to move into that location as well. we will continue to see, it looks like more snow through the afternoon as the intensity up. more of that moisture is coming up from the gulf of mexico. high pressure moves off to east. originally we thought this storm was going to take a more northeasterly kind of trajectory. instead it's going to be taking more of an easterly movement. as it does that, it will bring more snow totals into the eastern shore as well as what we originally thought it would be which will still be high snow totals on the west side of the chesapeake bay. it will be he hassie he easier . 18-25 inches of west side of the
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chesapeake and even the southern part of the chesapeake side on the west side. 12-18 inches is what we are thinking rather than what we were saying yesterday. 6 inches or more for the southern part of the eastern shore. these systems change in direction. that is why we want to update things as we go here. that is what we have done. 35 degrees the temperature right now in baltimore and d.c. generally speaking low 30s throughout the area. the temperatures not the main focus. rather it's the snow and we expect to pick up an inch of snow for the eastern shore during the daytime hours. i emphasize daytime hours, because the bulk of the snow is going to come during the day. 3-4 inches during the daytime the central part of the state. back to the west 3-6 inches during the daytime ending at overnight. 8-12 inches tonight and add aing more to that. temperatures dropping to 27 tonight. certainly keeping it cold enough and 4-8 inches more tomorrow especially in the morning hours we could see flurries left over
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in the afternoon or evening. 32 monday, 34 as in some more snow moves in late in the day wednesday, but then not expecting fearly as much snow. 37 degrees on thursday as we dry out then. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold. she is here with the track edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. this winter weather is already causing problems out on amtrak it morning. most service from south of washington d.c. is completely canceled already. now as for the baltimore to philadelphia line, there are no problems to report, so at least that is a glimmer of hope for you. we also need to talk about the marx train as well on the camden line right now, train 852 has been canceled. now there are extra trains running that will pick passengers up, it will be major delays. on the marx train brunswick line train 857 has been canceled. same deal. you will be able to get a ride. it's going to take you extra
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time. the mta buses, the commuter bus service will be affected. they will pick up passengers three hours earl hey. earl -- e. make sure to keep an eye out for your buzz as you travel in the afternoon. let's talk about the roads and what is happening right now. as for the actual speeds not doing too bad. 61 miles per hour traveling on the beltway through security boulevard, 59 moving through the catonsville region and 64 at 95 moving through baltimore at 395. we do have a new traffic pattern that started today. it's shutting down the left-hand turn lane from charles street to southbound corridor on to the inner loop lanes of the beltway. to get around that mess, you want to go to the roundabout, head of belon over to york and hit the inner loop at 695. that's a look at travels, patrice, back over to you. coming up, getting ready for a giant snowstorm, what you won't find if you still haven't stocked up at the gross h --
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it is getting down to the wire for our wedding in a week contest. we are announcing the winners today. we are going to hear from all three couples one more time this morning. our first couple is amanda and bob who are here this morning. i'm nervous, i'm nervous because all are nervous. >> yes, we have been nervous. >> what has the past week been since you came on the show and mead your plea for people to vote? >> a lot of e-mails. >> a lot of support. >> part the reason you wanted to do your wedding in a week, is
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that because you didn't want to get married on the garage. what does dad think about you possibly getting married on the show? >> he is ecstatic. he he is not upset that i'm not getting married in the garage. >> what have you done to convince people to vote for you? >> i called of my friends and post it had at my facebook page and told everybody i possibly could to vote for us. >> what do you think this time next friday you could be walking down the aisle live on our air? >> it's great. >> i can't even imagine. >> it's awesome. >> you're ready to go? >> yes. >> all right. well, we're going to find out in a minute if it will be you guys walking down the aisle or one of our other couples. it's been fun. you the viewers get to vote on all of the details of the winning couple's wedding. we know who has been chosen as
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the couple. i haven't seen it yet. i will get the envelope in a little bit. then you got to choose the dress, the food, the honeymoon. all of that will be up to the viewers to decide. after we announce this week's winner, the couple will have a cake tasting here in the studio. the wedding will be wicked away to try on dresses. you will decide what dress. voting on that starts on monday morning. wedding in a week is sponsored by fox 45, and wedding wire.com and the baltimore bridal show. the baltimore bridal show of the postponed because of the snow. stay tuned because right after the break we will announce the two couples and then we are going to announce the winner in less than 30 minutes. check out the pictures, the
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♪ ♪ later this morning we are announcing the winners of our wedding in a week contest. now is our last chance to hear from the two finalist couples. we have arthur lewis and tiara duval. let me get you in a moment, let me ask you how has this last week been for you. >> crazy. >> fun, i hope. >> definitely fun. >> this is a contest and you wanted people to vote for you. you did have a strategy to get people to vote? >> we tried to get people on
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board the love train. that is spread the word and this an a honor and a blessing, because we got a lot of joy to share our love in front of the honor. it's been an honor and a blessing. >> this time next friday it you could be walking down the aisle. >> that's amazing. >> we are ready. >> beautiful. >> we are going to find out if you all are ready. we are going to talk to our next couple. are you ready? >> we're ready we're excited. >> this is all happening very fast. what do you think about possibly being married on the air, live next friday. i mean, we're talking 7 days away. >> i'm ready for it. i think it will be a good event. i'm really excited. >> if your family and friends didn't know before the other day before they saw you on the air. they do now. what have people been saying to you, oh my gosh, you might be getting married on television? >> everybody has been very
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supportive, and giving us best wishes and good wishes and have been supporting us by voting and praying. >> did you have a campaign on how to get people to vote. >> we e-mailed, were on facebook, did exer text massaging and a lot of phone calls. >> social media, that is wait the world goes now. what a would we do without? >> you are going to start trying dresses and you're going to start eating cake. are you ready for what the next few days coul would be. >> we are ready. it is what it is. we are ready to go. you the viewers get to vote on all of the details of the winning couple's wedding from the dress to the food to the honeymoon. it's going to be up to you to decide. right after we announce the winner, the couple will have a cake tasting here in the studio and the bride will walk away to try the dresses. you will decide what dress she will be wearing when she is walking down the aisle.
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wedding in a week is sponsored by fox 45, wedding wire.com, and the baltimore bridal show. you can get ideas for your wedding, at the baltimore bridal show. because of the snow coming our way the bridal show has been rescheduled for next weekend february 13 and 14 at the baltimore convention center. coming up it's not a wedding without a cake. so we get a taste from the kitchen. and just 20 minutes left until we find out who winds our wedding in a week contest. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith live in east baltimore. i tell you what, here you got to have one cart for the snow preps and the other for the supervisor every -- super bowl. you're looking at long lines and they're getting longer. i will tell you how much they got left
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>>welcome back toe fox 45 morning news. 8:30 is the time. a winter blast is headed our way. it's supposed to start soon later this morning. many area schools are taking
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action. let's take a look at the list. allegheny county, charles county, garrett county and st. mary's county schools have already decided to close for the day. the following school districts are closing two hours early. anne arundel county, harford county schools closing two hours early. montgomery county and howard county closing 2 1/2 hours early. carroll county schools are being dismissed 2 hours and 40 minutes early. and closing 2 hours -- 3 hours howard and prince jog george's s county. see celcecil county high closint 1:00. it's a big list. make sure that when something is going on like this with severe weather tune in to fox 45 morning news because our morning ticker will have all of the latest information.
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that ticker updates automatically and even runs during the commercials. because there's so much going on and we want to keep you informed, fox 45 morning news will have special coverage of the winter blast tomorrow morning. tune in starting at 6:00 a.m. and we're going to stay on the air until 1 in the afternoon bringing you the latest on the forecast, the conditions on the roadways, and all of the closings and delays. so you get to stay safe and warm at home, while we bring you all the information. meteorologist steve fertig has all of the information that people want to know. when is the snow coming? how much and when is it going away. it's coming this morning for the southern counties and then into the central counties. we have been talking about the winter storm warning over the state of maryland. i want to you show you the expand, through ohio, and west virginia and southern and northern carolina.
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we put this into motion, for later had morning and into the -- this morning and into the afternoon. here is the way to time things out. look for as much as 2-4 inches of snow. 8-12 inches tonight. aiming for 4-8 inches more tomorrow morning and tapering off tomorrow later in the day tomorrow. certainly there's huge totals that will be in our forecast. now for a look at what is happening on the roadways. candace dold has the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we are talking about trouble already because of these impending winter weather conditions. in fact, on amtrak most service south from washington d.c. has already been canceled today. now as for the corridor from baltimore to philadelphia, no problems to report. now we do have trouble though to talk about on the mark train camden line right now. train 8:52 has been completely canceled. then on the brunswick line, train 857 has been canceled as well. there are extra trains that will
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make stops, but it's just going to be major delays there. and then the mta commuter buses this afternoon, they will actually be running three hours earlier than that normal schedule. that is a look at your travels, patrice, back over to you. ♪ ♪ we are just hours away now from what will be a major winter storm. road crews spent all of yesterday preparing and today it's show time. megan gilliland is live at the baltimore falls road salt yard with more on what exactly is going to happen today. it's quietest earlier. i see everybody now starting to come in and get ready. >> reporter: there are so many folks around here, patrice. no snow right now but these folks are ready in the event that the first snow comes down. take a look behind me. some of these trucks are putting the plows right now making sure they're equipped. once the plows are on, they're taking the trucks down here. they have the huge salt dome. i don't know if you can see it,
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but there's 5 or six trucks lined up around the salt dome getting ready to get the salt on the trucks and get ready to head on tout. they will b strategically in pl. they are preparing for the historic event. they are expecting the snow to be heavy that could cause power outages. if you don't have to leave your home stay home if you can. if you have to go out we have safety tips at our website. check them out at foxbaltimore.com. in the meantime be safe out there. live in north baltimore i'm megan gilliland. fox 45 morning news. you might want to hit the grocery store sooner rather than later. chris from cockeysville sent us pictures from the wal-mart at midnight. no bread, no eggs, no milk, all of it was gone. a lot of people piling up their carts and that is why all of the food was gone.
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they had to open extra lines to get all of the people out of the store. we can only hope that things will look better at grocery stores this morning, but that may not be the case. people are not only stocking up for this massive storm, but they're also stocking up for the super bowl this weekend. joel d smith is live at santoni's in east baltimore. and joel, this is a double whammy. you want to have a super bowl party you need food. >> reporter: we have the milk and the toilet paper and everything here. the question is for how long? take a look at these lines back here. you're talking about the super bowl. you're talking about getting ready for the storm. we are talking about a lot of people. we always tell you stay off the roads. don't come out if you don't have. give yourself extra time. that is the case right now for the lines here. everybody over there, are you here for the winter or are you here for the super bowl. >> winter. >> reporter: super bowl for him. there's a lot of reasons people are here, but they are here. look at how early it is here.
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it's before 9:00, these people have this place packed. they knew it was tough to get in here. we saw shelves restocked earlier, but the people got the message. give yourself an extra hour if you're coming out to the stores. i'm getting nods from everybody. it's going to be a while. hopefully if gets the cold food, it doesn't melt by the time he got out there. if you wanted something get the list to me, because it's going to be a couple of hours before i get there with it. joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. ♪ ♪ ♪ let them eat cake. well, you know, it wouldn't be a wedding without a wedding cake ask without someone to help without every last detail. patty cake is providing the cake for the wedding. our wedding planner, diana
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vendeto is going to talk about the whirlwind that is about to happen. patty let's start with this. let me have you come over here for a minute. these cakes are absolutely gorgeous. tell me about how you design these cakes. >> that depends on the brides and what they like. we took pictures and sit down with them and come up with ideas. >> you can do classic, i mean that is very classic and beautiful. this is very fun and floral. i like that one, too. >> talk about the cupcakes. >> a lot of people like cupcakes, they can do cupcakes and cakes around it. it cuts down on their cost. >> how much time does it take you to design one of these cakes? >> probably -- it depends. maybe a half an hour with the bride. >> that's not bad. >> a half an hour, but that is
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to come up with the concept. to do the cake and all of that. >> it takes about two hours. >> still not bad. you're very good and very fast. let me ask you, diana. you then have to plan all of the details and there are a lot of details, especially when you're doing it all in one week. where do you begin? >> right from here we are going to try on dresses to get it narrowed down for the viewers vote. exactly and the groom is going to try on his tux. we're getting started. >> you are waiting on the audiences to decide on a few things. >> we have three different color schemes. we can't printout anything until we find out when the viewers want. >> are you more nervous than the bride and the groom? >> to some extent, but we will pull it together. >> and we will and it's going to be wonder. you the viewers do get to vote on all of the details from the dress to the food and the
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honeymoon. as you heard the winning couple will have a cake tasting in our studio and the bride will be taken to try on dresses. you will decide which dress she will walk down the aisle in. voting for that will start on monday morning at 9:00 a.m. wedding in a week is sponsored by fox 45, wedding wire.com and the baltimore bridal show. you can get ideas for your special day at the baltimore bridal show. it was supposed to be this weekend but it has been postponed because of the snow. the new day is the neb next weed february 13 and 14 at the baltimore convention center. coming up we are very, very close. we find out which one of hour couples is getting married next week in 10 minutes. water vapor imagery showing a ton of moisture coming our way. you know what that means, a
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nter storm warning in place for 10:00 a.m. this morning until 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night. and of course, it involves everybody. who is going to get the most snow? we will take a look at in a moment. we will get strong wind in the southern part of delaware and new jersey where a blizzard warning is in place there. we expect the winds to pick up but not until later in the evening. expect them to pick up 15-25 miles per hour and gusting to 25 miles per hour tonight. that won't help with the blowing snow we could expect to see. meanwhile, viewing what appears to be snow moving into the area. no sites reporting that snow is reaching the ground. you would expect that with this
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area in pink, could have saturated. that part beginning with the snow. we will continue to watch this. meanwhile it's coming from the moisture streaming up from the gulf of mexico and lots of it. that means heavy snow totals are possible. here is what we're looking at suffers surface features as high pressure slides off to the east. note the blue, and to the south milder. taking more of an easterly trajectory, other than what we expecting it more of an easterly trek. that means we need to up the totals for the north part of the eastern shore which will get more of the brunt of the storm than we originally thought. the west side of the chesapeake bay but even there we upped it a tad 18-25 inches possible or more. for the northern part of the eastern shore and on the west side the chesapeake bay to the south as much as 12-18 inches of snow. that is what we upped the total quite a bit. 6 inches or more for the
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southeast part of the state. we are looking at the temperatures in the mid-30s. it will be cold enough as the temperatures drop through the day for plain snow. we almost could throw out that number and focus more on the snow with one inch of snow falling for the daytime hours. i want to emphasize that. that is during the daytime before the heavy snow comes tonight. for the central part of the state, 2-4 inches. by this afternoon you will see as much as four inches of snow and then we will add to the totals. a 3-4-inch total by this afternoon. 27 for the overnight low. 15 to 25 miles an hour winds which will be gusting to 35 miles per hour. there's the 12 inches additional to what we pick up 8 inches more on top of that by tomorrow morning with 30 degrees for the high. snow tapering with flurries later in the day. we will watch for the worning -- warning to expire. 32 on monday then the next
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chance of snow tuesday and wednesday with 32 and 35 for the high. this wasn't not expected to be as intense. 36 degrees on thursday. we don't you to get injured. we want you to track the storms and fox 45 iradar is available at your finger. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track the incoming storms. the interactive tools will let see when the storm will be at your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now here is candace dold with a look at the traffic edge. >> reporter: in fact starting out on amtrak, we have seen that most service south from washington d.c. has been completely canceled. now as for the corridor from baltimore to philadelphia, no major problems to report. that's at least better news. but then the marx train there's not such good news there. on the camden line train 852 has been canceled on the brunswick
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line, train 857 has been canceled. there's extra trains that are running but it's going to be backed up big time this afternoon. mta buses, the commuter bus in the afternoon will be running three hours earlier than its regular schedule. as for what is happening on the roadways, not too much to complain about there. 51 miles per hour on 95 and the northeast corner through whitemarsh. look at this, over the speed limit a little bit traveling on the beltway at harford road. we do need to talk about a bit of a slow down and it's because of a traffic pattern near towson. in fact, it's road work that blocks that left turn lane from southbound charles street into the inner loop direction of 695. to get around the mess go to the roundabout, hit belona york road and then back around the lanes of the belt way. after a week of voting for your favorite couple it all comes down to this. who will win our wedding in a week contest? before we announce the winner,
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we do want our runner up couples to he know that they are leaving -- to know they are leaving with great prizes. they will get 250 worth of wedding planning. a gift certificate from patty cake ask catering. certificates from the wedding fir,efficien and a beautiful fll arrangement. so nobody leaves here empty handed but somebody is going to leave here with a wedding. which of these couples will be married one week from today? we're going to
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♪ ♪ ♪ all right. this really is it. it's the moment we have all been waiting for. we are just about to tell you who will be getting married this
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time next friday. they brought me the envelope. i haven't seen the winners. don't know who it is, but how you guys feeling. this is it, the final moment. >> open the envelope. >> we're ready. >> but right before we came back on in the commercial, everybody was saying good luck, good luck. >> we want to say good luck to everybody. like you said, everybody is leaving with something. >> right. that is a good point. nobody goes home empty handed. even if we didn't have gifts for you, you get to go home with each other. that's a bonus. everybody want to know who is in here. >> did you all watch american idol the other day? >> i will get to it. i'm nervous. i have to do something here. and the winner is, don't want you all to see before i see. >> the winner is, i can read this upside down. arthur and tiara are the winners. >> congratulations! >> they are excited.
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i can tell. the train got this going. >> the train, choo-choo. we want to thank god first and the family, and the regular people that voted for us and everybody else. we love everybody. and everybody can get on the love train with the conduct -- where the con duct or is god. >> i want to say thank you to the other couples. you all are leaving with something as well. we thank you for coming. you're still getting married. >> yes, we will be getting married, 10-10-10. >> what about you? >> you guys a little sad it looks like? >> this was just a great experience just to be able to be involved. thank you fox 45 and thank you everybody that voted for us. >> i know you get your heart so into it, but the good thing is it will happen. >> there's no worries about that. >> it won't be live on our air, but you will have to keep us informed about when and where it
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does happen and everything. >> back to you guys, the love train here. so now the whirlwind begins. you are about to go try on dresses. are you ready for this. >> you're have to try cake in a minute. >> i love cake. >> you have to go try on some tuxes. >> he is in the gym. he is ready. love train moving along. >> next week, you all are going to be married live on our air and by the end of the show you will be husband and wife. >> that is as you only. >> god is good! >> we are excited. >> coming up the wedding is next week. why
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♪ ♪ ♪ well, it looks like steve
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has someone else who is getting married around here. >here. >> take a look. you need to call the spca. you want to go to our website at foxbaltimore.com/morning and ask for keda. she is a sweet one. we are talking weather and a lot of it. a lot of snow coming your way for tonight especially when the intensity of the snow picks up. 30 degrees and dropping. we are looking at 18-25 inches of snow especially on the west side of the chesapeake bay, 12-18 to the eastside with less to the southern part of the eastern shore. afterreafter today, the snow co. you saw the totals, then it tapers off, 29 degrees for the sunday and monday another dry day before more snow but more of it comes on tuesday into wednesday. >> we will be covering all of this all weekend. all of us will be back here tomorrow morning starting at
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6:00 and going all day marathon coverage. be sure to tune into us, but our wedding couple, no time to waste. our wedding winning couple is tasting and picking out their cake for their wedding. look at that, already feeding the bride. >> right after this, she is which is kwiskedaway to go try . you viewers will vote on what dress she will walk down the aisle in, all of that starts on monday. and the snow does not stop the love train. >> it does not stop the love train. we will be here tomorrow morning. >> we will see you then. have a good one.
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